What my 39th Bday Looked Like…!

Since I was obsessed with finishing my crochet book, my blog-life sort of took a back seat. I never showed you guys some snippets from my birthday back in August! If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw most of these already, but I figured I’d write a good ol’ blog entry for them.

First up, my brother and I usually have a shared bbq at my parents’ house, since he’s a late-July baby and I’m an early-August baby. Guapo visited from San Diego for the weekend and also hooked us up with a giant chocolate donut from Bob’s.

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 5.01.46 PMScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 5.02.20 PMThe following weekend, Manda and I went to Santa Cruz to stay with Renee at her new place. As is typical for the three of us, we ended up doing a lot of sitting around, watching bad TV (we watched the TV series Salem and also rented The Duff), and EATINGGGG. This is what Renee’s counter looked like on the first night.

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 5.04.51 PMThe next day, we wandered a bit around downtown Santa Cruz for lunch, bought this giant Rice Krispy Treat, got milkshakes at the Penny Ice Creamery, and then came home and ate some more.

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 5.06.25 PMScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 5.07.10 PMScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 5.07.27 PMOn that Sunday morning, I woke up and went to the bathroom and saw this lovely little note.

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 5.08.22 PMWe took these donuts and some other snacks to hang out at the beach. I really like the IDEA of hanging out at the beach, then you go and it’s super hot, and your skin is burning, and there’s sand everywhere… I dunno. I’ll keep trying, but, I’m not going to ever pretend that I’m an outdoors type.

This is what I wore (except, I actually wore white sandals to the beach… and put on regular shoes for the drive home) because I haven’t worn a bathing suit since … I literally cannot even remember. And yes, I brought crocheting along, too.

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 5.10.06 PMScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 5.11.19 PMScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 5.13.22 PMScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 5.11.56 PMScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 5.12.49 PMHere’s one last fun tidbit. Renee and I used to be roommates over 10 years ago. At some point during that time, Manda lived with us, too.  Somewhere in there, I made this weird 3-eyed duck(?) plushie for one of Renee’s presents. It was funny to see it again, and to have it watching me at night…  I do not even understand this present, because it’s not like Renee makes a big deal about ducks being her favorite animal or anything. It’s just the ultimate in random.

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 5.16.30 PMOverall, my birthday was very mellow and old-people style, but I got to see most of my favorite people, so that is what’s most important!

I turn 4o next year, and I feel the pressure to plan something super exciting, or, at least, super different! Do you plan anything crazy for landmark birthdays?


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12 Replies to “What my 39th Bday Looked Like…!”

  1. Jessie says:

    You are so not 39…. you look like you’re in your early 20s!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Aw thanks! I can hardly ever believe it, either. Like, I go to a bar and think about how I could be everyone’s teen mom.

  2. Angela Nelson says:

    Happy belated birthday! I think how you spent your birthday is the best way to spend it! With friends and family and plenty of food!!!

  3. Cara says:

    I like these sort of birthdays, it doesn’t make sense to go all out for a non-event b’day and save up the celebrations for the big ones. You have to thinkof a super cool theme for your 40th!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      FLORIDA. With all the other American old people.

  4. Cate says:

    Happy belated birthday, I honestly think casual birthdays with friends, family and FOOD are the best way to celebrate I didn’t do anything major for my last birthday we just went for ice cream with the dog lol but it was such a fun little outing, maybe you should go on an epic vacation for your 40th?

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I wonder if I can convince my friends to travel somewhere!

  5. brandy says:

    is it a duck? it makes me think of a duck/turkey hybrid with the red bead gobble gobble hanging below the beck.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Yeah the beads make me think that it’s actually a CHICKEN.

  6. No way do you look 39!
    I turned 33 this year and I don’t feel it one bit.
    Pretty much everyone I went to school with has at least one kid, a cat is enough for me!
    Age is just a number!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I definitely felt like age was just a number ….. until I was single…. ! Now I feel super old, and guys my age seem SUPER OLDERRRRR.

  7. Nerd Burger says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Your birthday looked like so much fun. That donut cake was so epic. You have been such an inspiration for me for so many years. I look forward to celebrating your 49th with you as well. 🙂

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